Anguib cove is no longer part of Palaui Island, however this cove is included on the list of "Must" visit place when in Sta. Ana. From Crocodile Island, one has to wait for high tide in order for the boat to pass through shallow part of the open sea where corals are visible.
It was already 3:00pm and still the tide was not that high. Our boatman, decided to proceed however using a different route, we went far ahead (moving away from Sta. Ana coastline) to ensure the boat's propeller won't touch the corals below. The waves were a bit strong at that time, a bumpy ride I could say.
Reaching the Anguib cove, we entered a forest...... a Mangrove Forests. The trip went from bumpy to calm ride when we enter the swamp. Beautiful green mangroves everywhere, trees standing in stilts above the water.... I've seen mangroves before but never entered a forest of Mangroves.
Crystal clear water greeted us and few migratory birds (white long legged birds, hahaha hirap idescribe) stationed at the trees waiting for some fish to catch... I wonder if alligators were present in the area too.
While enjoying the view, my eye then glued to this blue-greenish sea bed...... we are now approaching the Cove and yes I was staring blankly ahead. We're far from the cove yet the sea bed was pure white and I cannot wait to take a dip.muffin, anyone?
Anguib Cove is branded as the Boracay of the North, though I haven't been to Boracay due highly commercialize beaches are not my thing, so I cannot compare it though. Since we only have few hours left before the sun sets, we stayed at a cheaper resort and paid for 20.00/pax.
The sand was not pure white though from a far the shoreline seems refine white sugar (lol). The place is perfect for camping, pine trees everywhere (similar in Nagasasa cove), bluish-green crystal clear water..... It was Love at First Sight.
If ever I have the opportunity to change the course of time, I would choose Anguib Cove for day 1. I wish I could have spent more time with you, Anguib Cove.
By the time we reached Nature Village it was already 6:00pm. We ate supper and shared some few drinks with our boatmen, snorkeling guide, the Nature Village caretaker. By 3:00am the next day, our boatman fetched us and brought us back to San Vicente Port.
A quick Day 2 jam-packed activities on an island in far North......Island Hop, Snorkeling, Swim, Trek....Palaui Island, an island of raw beauty.
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